Industrial engineering magazine earns national gold award

NORCROSS, Georgia – June 16, 2023 – ISE magazine, the flagship periodical published monthly by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), has earned a national gold medal award in the 2023 Azbee Awards of Excellence presented by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

An article spotlighting volunteer community service efforts by industrial and systems engineers (ISEs) from the August 2022 issue, “ISEs apply their skills to aid Seattle nonprofit,” earned Best Case History in the Southeast Region to qualify as a national finalist. IISE is located in the region with its headquarters in Norcross, Georgia. The national award was announced at the 2023 Azbee Awards Banquet held recently in Atlanta. The annual awards by ASBPE recognize top coverage of business topics in the past year.

The story and photos by IISE’s Managing Editor Keith Albertson and Digital Marketing & Communications Manager David Brandt chronicled the volunteer project by IISE members held before the Annual Conference & Expo 2022 in Seattle. The event organized by the Institute’s Sustainable Development Division helped improve processes at a Habitat store in suburban Seattle.

The Institute’s magazine has won Azbee Awards several years running. Last year the magazine received the Southeast Regional award for an article by Albertson in the August 2021 issue, “ISE students help deliver a shot in the arm” about a group of industrial engineering students at Iowa State University who applied their classroom knowledge to help create a centrally located vaccination site on campus. The article earned bronze in the Southeast Regional Case History category.

“We’re proud of our wins for outstanding editorial content,” said IISE CEO Don Greene. “ISE magazine is for and about industrial and systems engineers who are dedicated to innovative research and solutions that help solve the complex and critical problems of the world.”

Read the national award-winning case study “ISEs apply their skills to aid Seattle nonprofit,” at and watch a video from the event at

About IISE: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession. For more information about IISE, visit